The successes and achievements of ENVIRUMEDIC have been enhanced by the following strengths –
- Capabilities – Staffs who have passion and commitment to work.
- Chief Executive Officer/Programme Manager – Who oversees the day to day activities of the organisation and also helps in programme planning.
- Finance Officer – Takes charge of financial activities of the organisation.
- Programme Officer – Responsible for planning and executing programmes and projects.
- Sponsorship Officer – Takes charge of sponsorship programmes e.g. child message collection, child message mop-up, and responding to sponsors requests and queries.
- Research Officer – Takes charge of all research work and assessments and helps in proposal writings.
- Secretary – Helps in typing documents and letters and deals with all front desk assignments.
- Office Attendant – Takes charge of tidying the office and premises.
- Acceptance by communities and ease of penetration.
- Proper documentation system.
- Philosophy and value
Other strengths include – documented values driving the organisation; – diversity, expertise and commitment; – improved organisation systems and processes; – flat structure that promotes healthy working relationship; – participatory leadership style; – gender equity within the organisation; – availability of materials and financial resources; – system of shared learning, support and mentoring; – use of rights-based approach to programming; – good understanding and use of participatory methodologies that are widely accepted by stakeholders; – collaboration with other development agencies and local governments; – building and strengthening networks and coalition; – strong media visibility; – community acceptance and penetration; – our work is relevant to Nigeria’s context generally and aligns with MDGs and other international frameworks; and – strong presence in rural communities of Delta State.
The weaknesses that the organisation needs to address include –
- One major sponsor
- Difficult terrain of Local Rights Programme communities
- Lack of four wheel vehicle suitable for swampy and inaccessible roads (e.g. Hilux pickup)
- High rate of migrating linked children
- Lack of commitment of some community facilitators and community members.
- High migration of trained community facilitators
- Wrong selection of community facilitators
- Weak succession plans
The major opportunities of the Organisation include –
- Workshop and training programmes attended.
- Shared learning
- Programming for the rainy season in all LRP communities being the hungry season.
- Global influence
- Lifestyle trends of the people
- Growing democratic and weak accountability structure in Nigeria generally.
- Existing space for collaboration and expansion of knowledge base with other organisations